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.V (Change oj Day. Uur Ciiaduaiion
I xercises this year will be held on
liuirsday, April 28th, as another in-
tution has a prior claim on the
\ arsity Arena for the 29th. For the
•>t time in its history the College
-sion will close on the last Thursday
iistead of the last Friday of April.
This will probably be the annual day
.:/ Bouquet of Bills. The first con-
tribution toward the building which
the College has purchased in its new
' : ward step was made by the students
cmsclves. .'\t the end of last term,
during their Christmas festivities, the
Head Boy presented to the Principal
bouquet of ten dollar bills, repre-
iiting a spontaneous gift on the part
the student body and expressing
cir appreciation of the College and
cir joy in the prospect of its enlarge-
The Day of Prayer. Ihc first Tues-
day of February was spent in the
same way as last year. The regular pro-
gramme of lectures was set aside, and
the whole day was devoted to prayer
and waiting upon God. The plan
varied ver\' little from last year. Dur-
ing the first two hours, the Faculty
and the whole student body were in
the Assembly Hall. For the last hour
in the morning, the three classes met
in their respective rooms, under three
of the instructors. The meetings in
the afternoon were conducted by the
leaders of the Cabinet and the De-
votional Committee. The Evening
Classes continued the services of the
day in a similar way. They first met
together in the .Assembly Hall, under
Mr. Hyde and Mr. Burns, and after
wards divided into separate groups.
The spiritual life of the College has
never been steadier or stronger than
it is to-day.
THE IJIULB COLLEGE KECORDER
Congested Class Rooms. The en-
rolment of students in the College has
reached the highest point in our his-
tory. The Assembly Hall every morn-
ing is crowded to the corners and tlie
overflow in the gallery above often
more than half fills it. The first-year
students, numbering 137, have to
crowd into a room originally seated
for 100. Thus the present building is
surging with earnest and joyous young
Christian life, which is all ready to
overflow into the new building when
it is opened for us in the fall.
A Wavh to ti|p iSitbgpt S>rrrptarip0
One of the finest pieces of work
carried on for the College is that which
is rendered by the secretaries of the
various classes in preparing and cir-
culating theif respective class budgets.
It is a labour of love and devotion. It
not onh' preser\'es the class fellowship
when its members scatter throughout
the world in the serxice of Christ, but
it also helps to keep the Bible College
in touch with its great family.
Copies of these budgets come to the
office of the College and the letters
they contain are read with great in-
terest, especially by the Principal and
Mrs. McXicol. We are interested in
following the life and work of every
member of the family. What we look
for is not so much a piece of sermon-
izing — we can get that better elsewhere
— but those bits of personal history or
personal experience that come fresh
from the lives of the writers and illu-
minate the conditions under which
each is carrying on his or her service
wherever it may be in the world.
Familiar letters of this personal kind
are the most helpful in preserxing both
the class fellowship and the College
These budget letters do two things
for us. They keep the living person-
alities of our former students in our
remembrance through all the years
since their graduation, and they bring
the whole world before us, for the
letters in these budgets come from the
mission fields of all the continents.
The I'rincipal has been glad to con-
tribute occasionally to some of these
budgets when requested by the class
secretary. But these requests have been
so frequent of late that he has not
been able to meet them all. The budg-
ets, too, are Increasing with each
succeeding year. He has appreciated
the Interest that has prompted those
who have made these requests. But
he has also appreciated the consider-
ation that has led others to refrain
from making them. The Principal and
Mrs. McNicol are just as much inter-
ested in those former students who
have not received any direct personal
message from them in their class budg-
ets as they are in those students who
have already received several such
messages. With such a large and grow-
ing family, and wnth so many gradu-
ating classes now out in the world,
the Principal feels that henceforth he
should be allowed to send his messages
to all the classes through the College
"Recorder" and the Prayer Fellowship
letters which eo to all alike.
THE ANNUAL COMMUNION SERVICE
of the College will be held on
SUNDAY. APRIL 24. at 1 1 a.m.
in the Assembly Hall.
Address by Rev. T. B. Hyde
Kiirnd- of the College are cordially invited to attend.
THE niULE COLLEGE RECOIU)ER
C^fiiruiJf ymuir "M
In I he doalh of Gertrude Poguc in
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on January
10, another name was added to the
number of members of llie Bible Col-
IiL-^e family who have laid down their
^'3 on the foreign mission field. In
: brief teran of service in Ethiopia
• had been called to pass through
.:cat trial, including the tragic death
1 ! her fiance, Tom Devers, and her
II serious illness and operation, all
which she bore with that quiet
ience and courage which always
IJefore she went out to the field her
• had been telling at home. Her
I ristian character and testimony had
Tted a deep and widespread influ-
ence, especially among young people.
This was very manifest in the memo-
rial services which were held in For-
ward Baptist Church, Toronto, where
she was converted, in the Baptist
church in Lindsay where she ad-
dressed a farewell meeting when leaving
for the field, and in her home church
at Reaboro, which was crowded on the
occasion by those who knew and loved
her. Principal McNicol, and two of
her fellow missionaries from the Bible
College, Jack Percy of Nigeria and
John Trewin of Ethiopia, attended all
these services and took part in them.
The sympathy of the Bible College
family goes out to all those who sorrow
for her loss.
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ElUn (CallanJJpr, »pg. N.. ('31 )
Ellen Callander came to the College
in 1928 to prepare for foreign mission-
ary service. She had been associated
with the Meadowview Mission in
Guelph, and had proved herself a very
useful worker. During her last year at
College she w'as Head Girl. She has
since graduated in nursing from the
Hamilton GeneraLHo^^ital. On Dec.
26 she left for, South 'America w-here
she will serve under the Evangelical
I nion of South America.
^ fiutii Prraurr ('3j)
Ever since she was 12 years of age.
I\ ith Pecover has had the mission
d in view. Before taking her course
the College she graduated from
I familton Normal School as a kinder-
:ten teacher. During the past two
irs she has been engaged in work
V. iih the City Mission, Hamilton. She
left on March 1 for Kenya Colony
under the Africa Inland Mission.
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JHra. <8po. ffi. fHrAlplup (E. (C. '37)
As Frances Woods, Mrs. McAlpinci
attended T.B.C. Evening Classes for]
3 years, graduating last April. She
carried on a faithful and effective work
among the primary children in Dawes
Road Mission. For some time she had
felt that the Lord had a place for her
in the foreign field, and He so directed
her life during the past year that early
in February she left with her husband
for service in French Equatorial
Uiforgr a. farAlpittP (E. (£. '37)
\ short time after he had conse-
crated his life to Cod for service either
at home or abroad, George entered the
College Evening Classes. During his
last two years there he was president
of the Evening Class Cabinet. At the
same time he found opportunities for
witness in various places in Toronto.
Less than a year ago he received a
definite call to the foreign mission
field, ard he is already on his way to
French Equatorial Africa under the
Sudan I'nited ^^lssion.
Toronto Branch Alumni
March 1 1
in the College Assembly Hall
at 8.00 p.m.
We expect to organize an
ALUMNI EVANGELISTIC BAND
It i.s important that EVERY
SmnnrJi IBarr ('35)
Leonard Warr was led, under Rev.
John Hall, to dedicate his life for
foreign missionary service, and came to
the College from Hamilton wMth that
purpose in view. During his course
and in the years since, God has used
him in various types of His mission
work. South America has been on his
heart for some years, and in November
he sailed for Amazonia where he will
serve under the Unevangelized Fields
The Fourth Issue o
(the annual publication
available at the offi
THE UIBLE COLLEGE KBCORUER
(Enriiutn Alumni ^anqurt
ill banqiicis was tiicJ liccoinc tamiliai with the iiKxicrn mis-
A new idea
oui and found to be very successful,
in connection with the annual social
t-atliering of the Toronto Branch of
Alumni Association, on January
-1. The number in our College family
w ho have taken up residence in foreign
parts has increased so much from year
to year that between twenty and
thirty missionaries were home on fur-
Kiiiirh during the Christmas and New
^ ar season of 1937/38. In order to
tia\e the inspiration of their presence
and the benefit of their experience, it
was decided to ha\"e the banquet of
the Toronto Alumni Association in
Jtiiuary instead of early in March.
In addition to the members of the
I' acuity and the Alumni officers, rep-
icsentatives were present from Africa
(Abyssinia, French Equatorial Africa.
Angola and the Sudan), China, the
Arctic Circle and the Canadian West.
U\ er twenty missionaries (including ac-
cepted missionary candidates for South
America, India, China and Africa)
WL-re present and five-minute messages
were delivered by sixteen of them.
This presented in a unique way a cross
section of the world-wide fellowship of
The difficulties and trials of mis-
sionary life at home and abroad were
explained; the joys of Christian serv-
ice were enumerated; and the possi-
bilities of the reclamation of the lives
of men and women, even of those in
darkest paganism, were illustrated by
remarkable stories of conversion, from
all parts of the world mission field.
We can think of no finer way by
which Christian people at home can
S^att) of Prinrt^ial
■ Mr. John McNicol, father of Princi-
T)al McNicol, passed to his reward on
Feb. 27 in his home in Ottawa. The
funeral service was held in the capital
on March 1. Mr. McNicol who was in
his ninety-eighth year came of hardy
sionary problems than by attendance
at such a gathering as this.
By allowing one's imagination to
take in the meeting as a whole, it was
quite easy to grasp the importance for
missionary work of the continuous
streanr of life going out from the lialls
of T.B.C. It illustrated, too, how the
training received here is fitting hun-
dreds of young men and women each
year for a wide variety of tasks in the
Church's missionary enterprise. And
we can understand the significance of
our Master's words when He said that
some seed would bring forth ten, some
twenty, and some one hundred fold,
for all parts of the mission field are
not equally anxious to receive the
Gospel, and in many places to-day
the missionary is experiencing active
opposition to the presentation of the
The dining hall of the College was
filled to capacity with present and
former students, many of whom had
come to meet classmates now on fur-
lough and to say farewell to mission-
aries returning to the field.
The service was fittingly terminated
by a period of family worship by
Principal McNicol, in which he read
from the book of Revelation, Chapter
7, and commended our entire Bible
College family to the Lord.
The new officers for the Toronto
StafTord Love, '35, President.
Donald Loveday,'37^\^ce-P resident.
Florence Dcrbecker, '36, Secretary.
Laura Marshall, '34, Treasurer.
Helen Stephen, '31, Social Convener.
Scotch stock. He was employed in the
Finance Department of the Civil Serv-
ice from which he retired twenty-five
years ago. He was an elder of the
Presbyterian Church and for years
was active in St. Andrews Church,
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Ottawa. Mr. McNicol was one of
Canada's outstanding amateur horti-
culturalists — a man who revelled in
(iikI's LTeat out-ot-doors.
The sympathy of our Bible College
family is extended to the Principal and
the members of his home in this hour
111 their bereavement.
Nrma of lEMM. iPamtly
A daughter, Helen J^atterson, was
born in Yutaoho, China, in August, to
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hulse (Ethelwyn
J. Holland, B.A., '25).
:\ daughter. Mima Ruth Gwendolyn,
was born in Winnipeg, on Nov. 28, to
Rev. ('30) and Mrs^ John Byers, of
Twins, Roberta Lee and Fred Ken-
neth, were born at Terrell, Texas, on
Dec. 17, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hatt
A son, Gilbert Earl Edward, was
born in Brantford, on Dec. 27, to Mr.
and Mrs. Gilbert Pitts (Ruth Phillips
A son, Stephen, was born on Dec. 20,
to Mr. ('33) and Mrs. R. Edward Har-
low (Margaret Burritt '32), of Nyang-
kundi, Belgian Congo.
A son, John Malcolm, was born In
Toronto, on Dec. 13, to Mr. and Mrs.
James Rennicks (Bessie Ridgley '27).
A daughter, Ruth Elizabeth, was
born at Kalene, Northern Rhodesia,
on Jan. 10, to Mr. and Mrs. George
\ son, Duncan Herbert, was born in
Montreal, on Dec.l, 1936, to Mr. ('35)
and Mrs. |as. Louden (Hazel Duncan
A daughter, Lorraine Amy, was
born in Coleville, Sask., on Feb. 13,
to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Benjaminson
(Beulah Brent '34).
On July 14, in Knox Presbyterian
Church, Toronto, Miss Margaret Jane
Clouston and Rev. Tristram W. Fry
(student '29-'31) were united in mar-
riage by Rev. Dr. McNicol.
Margaret J. Milne (E. C. '37) and
Donald Hill, of Gait, Ont., were mar-
ried in Toronto, on June 5. Frances
Woods (E. C. '37) was bridesmaid.
The marriage of Miss Gladys Gus-
tard and Kenneth Meredith (student
'36-'37) took place in Peterborough,
on Nov. 27.
Catherine Knechtel (student '33-'36)
was united in marriage to Edward
Strome, on Nov. 20, in Kitchener.
Edith M. Atkinson ('18) and Alex-
ander W. Galbraith were united in
marriage in December, at StoufFville.
They are residing at Newtonbrook.
The marriage of Evangeline Wil-
liams ('35) to Harold Dowdell took
place in Port Dalhousie, on Oct. 16.
THE ANNUAL BASKET PICNIC
Bible College Alumni
will be held in
AREA 2. HIGH PARK. TORONTO
on SATURDAY. JUNE 4.
at 2.30 p.m.
car west to the Bloor Street entrance,
welcome out-of-town friends.
We shall be glad to
THK lUULE COLLEGK RBCOKIJKK
\ era Ray ('35) and B. C. Lehman,
15uffalo. N.Y.. were united in mar-
jo, on Dec. 21, at Minna, Nigeria.
I ;ioy are stationed at Kuta.
On New Year's Day, in the Assembly
I I ill of the College, Frances I. Woods
. :J George T. McAlpine, both grad-
ates of last year's Evening Classes,
c married. Rev. D. A. Burns ('16)
formed the ceremony, assisted by
l\c\-. Dr. Andrew Hood.
Miss Lillian Ray, of Gait, Ont., and
Burton Hill ('33) were united in mar-
riage on Oct. 12 in Bremner Baptist
Church, Gait. They are living in New-
market, where Mr. Hill is pastor of
the Friends' Church.
Former students of the College,
ng with many others whose lives
rich ministry has blessed, will
■ irn the passing of Mrs. Eva Rose
•rk, which occurred at her home in
loionto. on Feb. b.
Richard Oliver ('22) Is doing dopu-
•:on work for the Sudan Literior
\r;.-;sion, with his headquarters in
\Ir. and ALs. A. E. Beard (Jane
r 'Well '19) have recently come home
furlough from China, and Beatrice
|.;^kson ("27), from Nigeria.
Rev. J. F. Holliday ('21) has com-
pleted his ministry in Faith Baptist
Church, Toronto, ami has taken over
the pastorate of Charlton .\\e. Baptist
Rev. Prof. T. W. Isherwood, M.A..
who lectured in the College on Doc-
trine, from 1931 to 1935, has returned
to England to became rector of the
.Anglican church at Birkenhead.
Albert R. Jones (E. C. '31) was
ordained in Papc Ave. Baptist Church,
on Feb. 17. Rev. W. F. Roadhouse
('00) preached the ordination sermon,
and Rev. Glen Wardell ('13) gave the
charge to the candidate. Mr. Jones is
pastor of Keclesdale Baptist N Fission.
Rev. and Mrs. Leonard F. Geary
(Margaret Murray '34) have gone to
Scotland where Mr. Geary is curate
of St. Thomas' Anglican Church, Edin-
George W'orling ('3(0, who Is on
furlough from Nigeria, was ordained
in Forward Baptist Church on Nov. 9.
Dr. McNicol was present and was in-
vited to a seat on the ordination
Gibson Brown ('35) has been ap-
pointed pastor of the Christian Church
at Little Britain. Ont.
THE ANNUAL MEETING
will be held in the
Assembly Hall of the College
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 7.
at 8.00 p.m.
THE ALUMNI BANQUET will be held the same evening at b.OO
when the GRADUATING CLASS will be the guests of the
THE RIBLE COLLEGE RECORDER
Archie McCilviay ('35) is Assistant
Minister and Director of Music in the
Metropolitan Tabernacle, Ottawa.
James Lowden ('35) is pastor of the
l^aptist churches in Thamesville and
Marion Wilson ('35) and Jean
Shankland('37) have returned to their
luMiies in Scotland.
James Ferguson, B.A., ('33) is a
student at Knox College, with a view
to entering the Presbyterian ministry.
Iner Farmery ('37) is taking the
medical course at the National Bible
Instituute, New York.
During his furlough in Canada, Rev.
John U. Percy ('32) has acted as sec-
retary of the Sudan Interior Mission
in place of Mr. Ernest Jones who has
been on leave of absence, but who is
expected to return to his office shortly.
Frank C. Stevens ('35) was a mem-
ber of the debating team which re-
cently won several inter-collegiate
debates at McMaster University. He
received an "M", the highest award
given for this type of debating.
.\rthur Brcxlic ('36). pastor of the
Christian and Missionarv Alliance
Tabernacle at Hopevillc, Ont., was r
ccntly ordained in Toronto.
Eva Musser ('36) has been accepted
by the Unevangelized Fields Mission
for service in Amazonia.
Frank Christie ('37) is acting pastor
of the Baptist church in Dixville, Que.
Mae Tipping ('37) is engaged in
Jewish work in Toronto, under the
Toronto Jewish Mission.
Joan MacDonald ('37), Edith Sea-
ger ('37), Eugene Ayton ('34) and
Sydney Best ('37) are working with
the Faith Mission at the present time.
May McCurdy ('37) is doing dep-
utation work for the Upper Canada
The following graduates are attend-
ing McMaster University this session:
Ronald Harmer ('37), James Lowden
('35), Roy Pitts ('36), Frank Swack-
hammcr ('37) and Elmore Williamson
Jos. Richardson ('38) has accepted
a call to become pastor of the Baptist
church in Delta, Ont.
Cameron Orr ('38) has been ap-
pointed pastor of the Hardington Bap-
tist Mission, \\'cston.
THE GRADUATING EXERCISES
will be held in
VARSITY ARENA, BLOOR STREET WEST
(Near St. George Street)
THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 28.
Doors open at 7.00 7,500 seats Offering
Accommodation reserved for out-of-town friends, on request.